The Custom & Vintage Upgrade is an upgrade from the original dfh Superior Custom & Vintage Expansion pack to the SDX Custom & Vintage Expansion pack taking you into the new era of drum expansion technology.
The Custom and Vintage SDX is an expansion pack for the award winning Toontrack Music drum sampler Superior Drummer 2.0. It features extensive stick and brush recordings of a unique collection of drums and cymbals. The SDX gives everyone from top producers down access to the cream of custom and vintage drums built by craftsmen from the 1920s right up to the exceptional instrument makers of today like Johnny Craviotto. Most of these highly prized instruments (like a 1920s Ludwig Black Beauty or Craviotto Timeless Timber) can only be found in the collections of top studio drummers or hired from rental facilities in the major music centres of the world Recorded at 2Khz studio in London using an EMI TG Desk used for many legendary recordings of the early seventies including The Beatles Abbey Road and Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon. It is considered one of the best sounding desks ever made. The Custom and Vintage SDX was played by Chris Whitten. The drummer on classic hits like What I Am by Edie Brickelland The New Bohemians and The Whole Of The Moon by The Waterboys. Whitten was hailed as a world class drummer playing on Paul McCartneys Flowers In The Dirt album and subsequent record breaking World tour and Dire Straits 18 month On Every Street tour. Chris has also recorded with such varied artists as Johnny Cash Julian Cope World Party and The Pretenders. The Custom and Vintage SDX was produced by Peter Henderson who started his career at Air Studios where he trained and worked with Beatles recording engineer Geoff Emerick (Sgt. Pepper Abbey Road etc). as well as with the legendary George Martin. Henderson produced Supertramps 20 million selling Breakfast In America for which he won a Grammy. He has also worked with Paul McCartney Rush Frank Zappa Jeff Beck Tina Turner and Ringo Starr. The Kits: Noble & Cooley Star Series Camco Oaklawn Slingerland Studio King Ludwig Keystone Drum Set Gretsch Round Badge Drum Set The Snare Drums: Slingerland Radio King Ludwig Black Beauty and Supraphonic. Craviotto Timeless Timber Noble & Cooley Star Classic Noble & Cooley Alloy Classic and Zildjian Drum Canopus Zelkova Noonan 5″ x 12″ Solid Mahogany Snare Drum Slingerland Radio King Select Snare Drum WFL Maple 6.5″ x 14″ Snare Drum The Cymbals: Zildjian K Dark Crashes Zildjian K 20″ Heavy Ride and 18″ Sizzle Ride Zildjian 1950s 22″ Ride K Zildjian Istanbul 16″ Crash 18″ Ride 20″ Ride and 13″ Hi-Hats Paiste Sound Creation Steve Hubback Cymbal Sculpture The Custom & Vintage SDX was recorded at 2KHz Studios London using an EMI TG Desk. 2KHzs TG is an ex-Abbey Road Mobile console (1964 design) with a 28 channel /16 track configuration with Germanium Transistor Mic Pres. The TG console was EMIs very first transistor design and was used for many legendary recordings of the early seventies including The Beatles Abbey Road and Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon. It is considered one of the best sounding desks ever made. The drums were recorded with a selection of vintage microphones by Neumann (including valve U67s on overheads and KM 56s on toms) AKG and Sennheiser. As an added feature one of the room microphones (a Neumann U87) was processed with a Helios F760 compressor the type found in early Helios 1970s consoles as used by Led Zeppelin The Who The Rolling Stones and Apple Corps (The Beatles own studio). Toontrack Recording-and-Computers 10BO
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Toontrack SDX: Custom and Vintage UPGRADE